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numbers. that's nearly 49% of all registered voters. not enough, but more that we saw in 2014 and 2010. >> much more. >> much more. but still. that's only half. >> baby steps. >> in about three hours, the president will hold a white house press conference to talk about the election results. let's go to jeff zeleny at the white house with new reporting on the president's mindset. i take it, jeff, he's not going to say it was a thumping or shalacking in the house. >> reporter: i am told that, quote, he feels vindicated. that's what we were told the president is going to say is his mindset going into his press conference. he feels upbeat only because of the u.s. senate primarily, the races he campaigned in. he's going to talk about that. i am told he is going to give a speech before the press conference, probably a lengthy one talking about all the places
he campaigned. he will of course talk about those senate races. he complainampaigom campaigned . i am told the president is going to seize victory. one thing that's unclear is exactly how he is going to address and discuss and in fact work with potentially the new democratic majority in the house. the white house press secretary sara sanders said the president had no plans to call nancy pelosi. that's exactly what he did overnight. talking to a white house official here this morning, i asked what this new dynamic is like with the white house and the new soon to be democrats in control of the house. they say we are taking our cues from the president on this. they are not yet sure what exactly he is going to say in terms of working with them. but look for the president to talk specifically about his victories. one other thing. we were talking to allies of the president. some that were with him here.
they are not sure that he fully appreciates and understands the weight of what is about to change in washington, particularly with the prospect of those investigations. of course, that is something that could affect people throughout the ranks of government. they are talking to one ally of the president this morning that said we are not sure they understand the weight of all of that. this will be coming into full view here even as the russia investigation returns to the front burner. the president looking ahead to 2020. he was asking his advisers what they thought the results last night meant for him two years from now. >> all right, jeff. we have the person that could answer some of those questions for us. joining us now is counselor to president trump, kellyanne conway. great to have you here in studio. it was an exciting night. so what changes this morning? now that democrats control the house, what changes in washington? >> that's a question for the
democrats as well. the president has shown his willingness to work across the aisle on say the dreamers, d.a.c.a. >> you know democrats say it different. they said they were willing to give money for the wall, and the president reneged at the last minute. >> it is not just the wall and it is not just d.a.c.a., it is the president's call to end chain migration. but more to the point, this president is the con ssummate dl maker. he just passed a historic opiate law. he is willing to work on infrastructure. i think the question for the democrats, are they going to go home and say to their voters that, hey, there is a big
appetite now for endless investigations and subpoenas? people like when you focus on the issues and not just investigations. that's a question for them as well. nancy pelosi did not mention investigations and subpoenas in her statements and in her phone call with the president. >> let's talk about that. what did he say to nancy pelosi? >> i think the big story from last night is how his engagement made history yet again. only eight times has the president's power picked up senate seats at all. we picked up at least, possibly five. >> what did he say in that phone call? >> he will tell you in his press conference today how he feels about all that. we have had minority leader pelosi to the white house many times in the past and mr. schumer as well. you have to do what's good for the country, and he's willing to do that. if we are going to call for union and talk about incessant investigations, i don't see what
the appetite is there. >> let's talk about that because there does seem to be an appetite, for instance, in the president's tax returns to be released. >> is this really what we're talking about today? >> yeah. because there will now be oversight that hasn't existed for the past two years. as you know democrats have long wanted there to be more oversight of this white house. >> well, sure. some of them it seems to be all they talk about. but what do their voters think? the last time the democrats did let's just say an extra investigation informs during the brett kavanaugh hearings, and the four democrat senators that voted against brett kavanaugh all lost last night. and manchin won. it showed how ham handed they were about the investigations. >> for sure. >> didn't matter last night the places where president obama went, the people he campaigned for lost. >> over reach certainly is a
problem. but how does the problem feel? that was where jeff zeleny ended in terms of is there any anxiety in the white house about this new oversight task that democrats will take up? >> the president addressed this on monday when he was on his three-stop tour. all of them won last night, the people he was out for on monday. he said the democrats are going to do what they are going to do and i will find a way to deal with it. if they want to bring washington to a grinding halt, then they don't understand president trump because he will continue to want to do -- >> let's focus on the tax return. >> respectfully, i'm not going to focus only on the tax return. gillum lost last night. >> here is the poll on the tax returns. >> 68% of americans should have released them. he promised to release them.
i'm just saying -- >> so we're going back to 2016 now? >> one of the first orders of business that i think that democrats could easily do, like that, get the tax returns. >> the president is not nervous about anything. >> okay. >> i was with him all night last night. and this morning he is going to address the nation. what he's excited about is that his political engagement in these key races made history again. i think it ordered on adieulation. all the positive coverage, the profiling. i think some people also it is not their business. they are not supposed to be partisan, really being, i think, very unkind and patently unfair to some of the opponents in those races. and the voters looked past all that. >> let's talk about what you brought up with the unkindness and the tone and if anything changes.
the president did this interview with sinclair. he was asked if he has any regrets over the past two years. and he brought up maybe my tone. >> play the whole clip. he said i'd like to soften the tone, but i can't because i get hit everywhere and not treated fairly. >> does the tone come from the top or not? >> i think the president is a big counter puncher. he's going to defend himself and stand up for the candidates that he believes in their principals and policies. he just said he likes to change the tone. but also -- >> he did change it. >> the constant racism, sexism, is that going to change? i doubt it. >> do you put the president on the same par as a cable news anch anchor. and he knows it. we look right past people who have no business treating the president of the united states the way he is treated. >> do you look right past them?
because you said he is a counter puncher. >> he has a right to defend himself and defend policies and principals. for example, when we heard about a year ago this time the tax cut will never pass. it will never pass. it will destroy the economy. it has been part of the economic boom. we had record unemployment numbers. i know you don't want to say it, but i'm going to say it since we don't hear it much on cnn. that matters to female voters. >> understood. but you still lost the house. >> right. that was to be expected. >> the economy is doing well. so the economy is going really well and you still lost the house. so clearly voters are displeased with something. >> that's a historical trend, but this president's engagement and the vice president's engagement helped to mitigate those trends. the president since he was elected did 53 rallies specifically for candidates in 25 different states. since labor day, 30 rallies.
he packs the house. i know the big question is we see all these people here, but will they vote? yes. especially in states where he showed up and endorsed the candidates and he was talking about policy each and every time. >> hold on a second. the president's rallies are not that -- you know, if you think the takeaway from the president's rallies are policy, that is a much different takeaway from a lot of people there think. >> you can cherry pick different clips. >> that's not true. if he gins up the crowd -- >> talks about the economy. >> calls the press the enemy of the people. will that change today? >> he says many things. >> that is clearly the epitome of tone. >> is this election all about the media? >> don't divert. >> they were really, really bad this time. >> after we got pipe bombed, i'm just wondering, will he change
that? will he still call the press the enemy of the people? you don't think this somehow taints the tone? >> i think there is a new report out today that we all call it 80%, i think it was 88%. over 80% of the coverage for the president was negative. why? >> so, in other words, so the president won't start changing the tone? he's waiting for somebody else -- >> he said he will work with the democrats in the house, but they have to present proposals for him. i think the 43 retirements and a lot of those members who said i don't want the president campaigning me, they lost, too. >> the president has the power -- >> respectfully, i don't think the election was about the media. i think it was about the booming economy. >> he doesn't just go after the media. he goes after immigrants. >> don't you think it was curious that -- don't you think
it was curious that somebody like claire mckaskill said i'm not one of those crazy democrats. the voters aren't fooled by things like that. all these things she said, medicare for all, socialism, they lost as well. >> look, we look forward to seeing if the tone changes and if it shifts more to policy, less attacks. >> the economy cannot be any better, even if it doesn't get the coverage it deserves. >> we shall see what the tone is. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you very much. interesting discussion. sglnk washington has changed. the democrats will control the house of representatives. we'll discuss with our panel next. well you remember what happened last year. you can't bring a backup thanksgiving to my sister's house. it's not like we're going to walk in with it. we'll bring it in as we need it.
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the losses in the house. she says that's to be expected. >> the president put himself on the top of the ticket across the country. this was all about the president and him campaigning out there made it that way. he leaned on racism, focussing on immigration. that may have helped him in those red states. this is one of the worst maps for democrats in the senate in decades, maybe even in 100 years. so, yeah, that helped him here. but the loss in the house was devastating. in particular for me was that popular vote margin, looking like democrats will win by seven points, maybe as high as nine points. that's way higher than the 2010 wave. >> then it was called a shalacing, but trump lost fewer seats than obama did. >> that's because of the redirecting. fir we won a judgeship in north
carolina and legislative chambers and governorships. this is bad news for republicans in the future. secondly, you look at the upper midwest, michigan, pennsylvania, wisconsin, we won those governorships. the map is looking better for democrats in 2020 now. and if i were the president today, i would be absolutely spooked. he is not setting himself up well for re-election. >> that's not how you feel, ana, this morning. >> my biggest problem is that the man on my house was bullish on ron desantis, and i promised if ron desantis won, i would let him eat ice cream in bed. >> seriously, i know you are disappointed about andrew gillum because you told us that you voted about the democrat because you were inspired by him. >> i think if you take a look at florida as a microcosm of
florida and god knows we're like noah's ark and have two of everything. i do think trump helped ron desantis. he was the nominee of the republican party because of donald trump. i also think that he cost house races. there is no doubt in my mind that carlos crabello lost last night because of the health care vote, because of donald trump's tone. that means that, yes, there is going to be more democrats in the congress, but there is also going to be less republicans who speak up against donald trump's tones and abuses of power in congress. it is now a much more trump and much redder republican party that's going to be in congress with some very few exceptions like a mitt romney. >> i think that's exactly right. and that is a loss for the senate right which has been under siege and someone like
carlos crabello, that voice gets lessoned. and mitt romney and ben sasse take up that mantle of that role he had been playing. we have a more polarized congress. i don't think this election says that the progressive wave is where democrats need to go, should go to win in 2020 going forward. but look at those suburban swing districts that they were able to pull. not -- you know, this is not pennsylvania won, which actually republicans held on to. this is oklahoma city suburbs, kansas city sub bauurbsuburbs. south carolina home district. that is unbelievable to see a democrat in this district. so those are really significant. those are not democrats who are going to embrace the far left, but it shows a more subtle realignment. >> those pick ups in those
suburban districts it really was across the entire map. you have done so much reporting on what the future democratic congress might look like. i know you haven't gone to press yet. so tell us everything you can. what's going to happen with nancy pelosi? >> too early to tell. if your number is right, she can only lose 11 votes on the floor. right now of the candidates that won last night, there are at least five who have said point blank, i will not back nancy pelosi. and a number of them also said they want new leadership to fend off these attacks from republicans and suggest they wouldn't back her without cornering themselves against voting for her. so she is working behind the scenes right now. we know she is making calls to candidates last night, including some of these candidates who said they will not vote for her. she's a seasoned poll. she knows how to do this. if you remember back two years ago, there were 63 democrats that voted for her privately in caucus, but when the vote came
to floor, all but four of them folded to her, so she knows what he's doing. there is about a dozen incumbent democrats that are really hoping these new candidates come together and push her out. these democrats are willing to say that they are going to vote against her on the floor. but i'm very skeptical because they haven't come out publically, which is very telling in itself. >> looking at it from the other side, she sounded so off message to me this entire time, particularly the recent days. she sounded very, very confidence, overconfident when i think she should have been sending the message, run and run scared. don't believe the polls. don't get complacent. stop measuring for drapes in the majority office. she was already celebrating much more before. and the polls is another untold story here. every pollster needs to be tarred and feathered.
>> why? >> oh, john, cnn had a poll with andrew gillum 12 points ahead. >> he lost by less than a point. that's well within the margin of error. i think there were errors within the polls where it was in the margins. i think we do have a problem picking up red state voters. but we were told there are 229. they're not perfect. but i don't think they're the villain. >> i think the turnout model is getting impossible to predict. and when we saw a replay a 2016. >> yeah. i think, john, you put it very well. we do have a problem, we saw it in florida, detecting some of this republican support in the polls. i think we misuse them sometimes. look, texas was never a toss-up. it was a real reach for democrats. georgia was a real reach. florida was a genuine toss-up.
it looks like we will lose by a point, less than a point. we need to look at these things and think of them as a probability and not as a, well, that's close. that means we'll win. >> i want to emphasize turn-out again. it was extraordinary turn-out last night. that's an incredible surge. the democrat margin, the point robbie was making, is probably the largest we have seen since 2008. those are significant trends, not have a partisan perspective, but from a voter participation, people engaged with their democracy standpoint. >> thank you, panel. great conversation. so a record breaking number of women are winners this morning. we will talk to two of them next.
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democratic michigan governor-elect. also with us democratic congresswom congresswoman-elect of oklahoma. she pulled off what might be the biggest upset of the night. the only little bit of blue in the state's sea of red. ladies, good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to start with you congresswoman-elect horn. how did you do this? >> we did it by changing the way that campaigns work in oklahoma. we were on the doors talking to voters on the phones and asking them what they were concerned about, and we did it by talking about issues that matter on a day-to-day basis, talking about health care, pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps and the cost of education. so we just engaged the community. and i think they were ready to hear those issues and talk about those things that matter to them. >> i mean, congresswoman-elect,
i don't know if you are being modest about how you did this. because just to let people know, you are the first democrat to be elected to the office in 44 years. so that old boot strapping, you know, door to door retail politics is great. but wasn't there some other magic? how did you convince that sea of red to vote for a democrat? >> i think things are changing here. we had an amazing group of people that were involved. we really got a lot of young people involved. i think that is one of the things that made a huge difference. getting those voices of young voters and engaging new people in this district really made a difference. and we had some great candidates up and down the ballot, too. there were other strong women elected to the state, house and senate, and we were out there and working door to door. i think there is an energy and people were ready to have somebody that wanted to talk to them and advocate for those
issues that are really important on a day-to-day basis and just change the way that we're doing politics in d.c. these days. >> governor-elect, you should let people know you are the first woman to be elected to the office since 2006. was there something particular about 2018? was the time just right for all of these women to go to washington, or was there something particular about 2018? >> i just think that we worked hard. you know, we jumped -- i jumped into my race in early january. when people say, is there a pink wave, i think the real story here is that we outworked our opponents. we got in early. we got into every part of my state, i did. and it sounds like the same is true for the congresswoman-elect, showing up in a way that we haven't in a long time and staying focussed on the dinner table issues that really matter to families. health care and clean drinking water in my state.
infrastructure. i know that resonated because it's the most obvious challenge we have as a state and we need a governor that will fix it. >> congresswoman-elect, we have had a debate here this morning about what the takeaway should be from last night for democrats. and some of our democrats who have been onset here feel that a progressive message is needed, despite the fact that some progressives such as andrew gillum and beto o'rourke lost. they feel they softened the soil, is the word they used. but other people think this was not. >> i think we have to talk to the voters in our districts and understand where they are coming from, what their concerns are
and what is most important to them. i think that's how we won this district, by talking to our voters and meeting them where they are. i am a fifth generation oklahoman. so i understand the needs and concerns. we listened to and responded to them. that, i think, is the message: what are we talking about as the governor-elect said? we have to talk about the kitchen table issues, the things that matter to people. and that's different in different parts of the country. i don't think there is a one size fits all answer. we are running for the fifth district here, not for the whole country. i think that's what it comes down. >> and that's what makes it complicated for whoever will run for president on the democratic side on 2020 because if it's not one size fits all, how does the party know what the message should be? >> i think that's an important point. but what i know is whether you are republican or democrat or you are independent or someone who hasn't been engaged, we need leaders focussed on the issues
that make us better. clean water for everyone in this country, health care. these are the fundamentals. certainly, i am a progressive, but i am also someone who knows we have to be able to get things done that impact and improve people's lives. that's what i stayed focussed on. i think that's really important in any leadership position that people are seeking. >> congresswoman-elect, what can women change in washington? will women change the tone? is that expecting too much of the women who are going to washington? >> well, i think it is certainly a tall order, but i believe it is one that we're up to. representation matters. oklahoma is 49th in the nation for women serving in elected office. and we need different voices at the table to enact good policy. as the governor-elect said, it is not about your party affiliation. it is about the things that matter to our communities. i think that women bring a perspective to that. i didn't run just because i was
a woman, and that's not a sole qualification. i'm an attorney, a mediator. we have done a lot of things. but the fact that i am a woman impacts the way we see the world, and i think that's one of the things that women coming into the office will bring to the table. the ability to come to the table and get things done for the things that matter most. >> ladies, we're out of time. we really appreciate you giving us our perspective. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> john? the senate race in mississippi so close headed to overtime. a run-off race there. one of the candidates joins us next. ♪
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health concerns. joining us is the democrat candidate in mississippi. thank you so much for being with us. overtime, how does that feel? >> good morning. good morning, john. overtime, well, we all knew that this would be a two-step process. now we moved now, if you will, to the second quarter past our halftime. we are crunching the numbers and we really like what we see. we brought the incumbent senator to a virtual tie. i think that favors us. we have seen that 60% last night, 60% of the voters consciously voted against the incumbent senator. and on our side, that was unprecedented turnout. we got 120,000 new voters than in midterms before. so, you know, it's sort of like where we see. now we have plan b. we start this morning and we
move forward. >> no sleep for you. >> no. >> let's put the numbers back up on the screen here. you can look at this, and i don't think you have to be a math expert. that gets well over 50%. why wouldn't the mcdaniel voters go to the senator? >> they made a conscious decision not to vote for the incumbent senator. they have those reasons, and those reasons remain. chris mcdcdaniel and i don't believe in a lot. but we both believe that washington is broken. we need to make sure we could get our vote out and continue to expand those voters who may be registered but did not vote yesterday and just do everything we can to enlarge the base and bring them out. >> so what is your message to the mcdaniel voters? why should they vote for you? what is the message you want to bring to them?
>> if you are a mcdaniel voter and you have an interest in health care, you want to make sure that our rural hospitals don't continue to close. i mean, we have had four rural hospitals in mississippi to announce closure in the last five months. if you are a mcdaniel voter and you may have some illness, you want to make sure you are protected against your insurance policy being lapsed, denied for pre-existing conditions. senator hyde voted against. that will be a primary issue. and those voters need to know she has already not voted for their interests, voted against their interests. >> you are looking to be an african-americ african-american in the south. what do you think kept them from victory? >> you know, i've not analyzed the abrams situation or the
gillum situation, to be honest with you. we have our own race. i have kept my head down. i have not looked at perhaps why they came short. but we think we fought the incumbent senator to a tie, and that is a win for us. >> the president's perfectly popular in mississippi. why does his message resonate there? >> well, i mean, he's the president of the united states, and, you know, but he got less voters in mississippi than in louisiana and arkansas and in alabama. so, you know, all we have to do is put our heads down and get our vote out in three weeks, and we're doing that. >> secretary mike espy headed to a run off. no sleep. no chance of rest for you. thank you for being with us. president trump's new reality, working with a democrat-led house. trying to get some sort of
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we are athene, and we are driven to do more. well, a nation divided is now a divided congress. democrats take back the house. republicans add to their grip on the senate. let's get the bottom line on where we are this morning with s.e. cupp and joe lockhardt. great to have both of you. so, they took back the house. what is the message? some of the big high-profile races they did not win. >> democrats, almost everyone i have talked to, feels emotionally upset because people like andrew gillum, beto o'rourke, stacey a brbrams who touched their hearts, they came
up short. but, you know, that's their heart. their brain is saying, we took back the house, and that is a game changer. and we took back the house. and i think the difference between the races is this. i will give trump this point. the state-wide races trump was able to make into a national debate. the 30 whatever seats the democrats are going to pick up in the house were all about their districts, health care, education. you saw two women who are governor and coming into congress making that race. the democrats have to figure out how to tap into that grass roots power. you know, the fund-raising, the activism, all the volunteers, but keep it on issues we care about. >> i think it may have been nationalized in the house, too. you saw the switch to the democrats. those candidates, those republicans found themselves on the wrong side of the national debate in this case.
voez vo s.e., i want to know what the message to republicans is here. >> yeah. >> this doesn't exactly beg for more john mccains in the senate. >> sadly, that's true. although, i'm very closely watching the arizona senate race. we still don't know what happened there. martha mcsally, when you compare her, she is more in the mccain lane. we'll still have to see. but you're right. look, i think the republicans think they could keep squeezing by on the backs of older white men, they are in for a rude awakening. women came out in record numbers. women in suburbs came out in record numbers. women and minorities were elected in big numbers. that awakening was not yesterday. >> the house it was a little bit of it. it was maybe a one eye opening awakening. >> i think we have lowered
expectations for democrats over the past month. in september chuck schumer was saying, i think we could win the senate. i get the math. i get all of our contingencies, but the party in power is not supposed to do well. and this party in power is especially not supposed to do well. i think what it shows is democrats have not figured out trump. trump's fear mongering and fear and loathing message, which was abhorrent to people like me, was not abhorrent enough in places like florida, texas, missouri, tennessee, ohio. you know, in other words, big states for 2020. and, so, democrats deserve a day to be really happy about these house seat pick-ups and the idea that they will have their chance in a lot of investigations.
but i think the sooner democrats realize trump won last night and will likely continue to win, the better they can figure out how to take him on. >> is that what you're going to realize last night? >> trump did not win last night. i have to differ. >> everywhere he went, his candidates did well. >> and he went places specifically -- >> yeah. mitch mcconnell had a good strategy. >> the fact of the matter is the change in washington today, what is practical -- people said, it will be easier to get judges through. he ea he's had no problem getting judges through. but fundamentally now, he will have oversight and democrats will have a voice in setting the agenda. that's a big change. democrats won. let me repeat that. democrats won. >> if you look at the closing weeks, democrats lurched from tactic to tactic.
it was impeach trump, impeach brett kavanaugh. finally landing on health care. that is not going to do it for 2020. >> that's not true. you can judge things by what you see on tv or you can look at what democrats put their money behind. it was health care from the beginning, health care to the end. 60% of the ads were about health care. so that's just not the race. now, i think the problem that democrats have to figure out is, and the reason why, you know, we had these mood swings last night -- i hope van is okay this morning. >> we checked on him. he's okay. >> i think democrats in their heart wanted to repudiate trump so much, so much, that they lost track of some things. they had this idea that he is so bad. let's not forget, this is a guy who said pipe bombs and 11
synagogue members were a distraction to his campaign. i think in their hearts they said, that had to be wrong. i think what yesterday told us is for a lot of republicans they're okay with that. so going forward, we have to figure out how do you make the affirmative case. it is not just enough to say, the president is a jerk. or the president is a bad guy. >> yeah. >> the only thing we're not agreeing on is democrats won. >> can i say one thing? >> give me a day, joe. >> i think the time line last night also played into the psycho. it explains why we saw van, among other liberals so upset last night. if you told democrats, you are going to win the house, i don't think you would have seen that collective morning at 9:15. >> if you had told democrats in june, july, august, that you are going to pick up 30-something seats in the house and have a couple losses, democrats would have said, that's great. we got caught up a little bit in, you know -- i don't want to
put it on him, but beto mania. there was a movement there in a race that he never really had a chance. >> true. >> beto was going to be the wendy davis of 2018. texas is still texas. >> sure. >> and democrats do what republicans have done before. they really invest emotionally in the person without sort of recognizing where the country is, what state they're running in. so i understand that setting up that expectation was probably very emotionally devastating, joe. >> i'm like van. i'll be fine. >> she's actually reaching out to take care of you. >> yes. >> in ten seconds or less, progressive versus sen tryst democrat. is there a lesson to learn? >> good candidates will win. we will find that in our presidential candidate.
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late, as we were. i'm poppy harlow. >> and i'm jim sciutto. elections matter. this was a day and night with enormous implications. this morning still thousands of votes remain to be counted and possibly recounted in some very important races and some races are now headed for run offs. but after midterm elections that most voters viewed as all about president trump, the big picture is clear. democrats now have reclaimed control of the house of representatives. republicans have strengthened their hold on the senate. democrats needed a net gain of 23 seats to flip the house. right now they only have 28. come january, they will now set the house agenda and chair house committees. and the implications for this president, including with the russia probe, could be huge. >> the president has labeled it a